Our Justice is a mini-series of true stories and conversations co-produced by young people with experience of the Scottish justice system.
This new podcast series features young people who discuss how their challenging past experiences have shaped their lives.
Episodes include a teenager talking about how they coped when their dad was sent to prison, another reveals his experience of the care and justice system as a child and a third shares details of his traumatic childhood, mental health struggles and ending up before a judge in court.
They were also helped in workshops to learn podcasting skills and interviewed people connected to meaningful parts of their life stories for other episodes.
Read the official press release for more information
> Listen to Our Justice below or on the Empathy Museum website
Please note: Episodes 1 & 2 are currently unavailable
Content warning: Discussion topics in ‘Our Justice’ include the care system, bullying, parental imprisonment, mental health and discrimination based on gender and sexuality.
If you are affected by anything in ‘Our Justice’ please see below for a list of organisations you can seek support and/or guidance from.
- Childline: A free, confidential helpline that gives practical advice and support to anyone 18 and under with any issue that they are experiencing.
- Families Outside: Work exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. Families Outside can provide information and support on issues such as housing, finance, and emotional support.
- LGBT Youth: Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people
- National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline: Support services and advice for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.
- One Parent Families Scotland: National voluntary organisation offering advice and support for lone parents and their families.
- Princes Trust: Supports young people aged 11 to 30 from all over the UK. Princes Trust offers hundreds of free courses, grants and mentoring opportunities to inspire young people to build their confidence and start a career.
- Rape Crisis Scotland: Free, confidential information and support for girls and women who have experienced sexual abuse in their lives. You can find your local centre at the Rape Crisis Scotland website.
- Samaritans:If you are going through a hard time and need to talk to someone anonymously, you can call the Samaritans. Lines are free to call and open 24 hours a day.
- SAMH:Work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.
- Scottish Women’s Rights Centre: Free legal advice, representation and advocacy support. They help women in Scotland affected by violence and abuse.
- Victim Support (Grooming): Advice and support for young people who are being or have been groomed online
- Victim Support Scotland: Supports victims of crime, witnesses and their family members, regardless of who they are and their circumstances. Their service is independent, free, non-judgemental and confidential.
- Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland.